Archive for December, 2005

BBC Open News Archive

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

The team at the BBC continues to offer new approaches to making their holdings more accessible. As the latest announcement says, “For the first time in its history BBC News is opening its archives to the UK public for a trial period. You can download nearly 80 news reports covering iconic events of the past [...]

The End of TV As We Know It: 2/17/2009

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

GMSV notes that Congress has set February 17, 2009 as the new date for transition to DTV.

Samsung Launches

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Nice scoop by Netanel Jacobsson at about, a new effort by Samsung to encourage the production of films for viewing on mobile phones. There’s a clear borrowing from the game industry here, with an emphasis on interactive, design your own favorite ending type programming. It’s kind of fun to imagine people 100 years from [...]

Rumored Numbers at the BBC Archive

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

I just heard some rumors about revenues, holdings, and employment at the BBC archive that would be interesting to verify; these are second hand, but perhaps they will provoke a correction. Here goes: The BBC currently holds 120,000 hours of programming. Of this, 7,000 hours is catalogued thoroughly enough to be easy to sell, and [...]

Highly Recommended: Open Access News

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Peter Suber’s Open Access News is fast becoming one of my favorite sources of information. The focus tends to be on print and scholarly journals, but it covers the whole spectrum of open access issues, and draws from an amazingly diverse set of sources. I suspect the amazing variety of new approaches to open access [...]

More From AMIA

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

This hardly counts as live conference blogging, but here are a few more vignettes and bits of random gossip: The NDIPP grantees appear to be getting a lot done towards preserving public television, which is very heartening. There was much muttering in the halls about the terms and conditions Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft are offering [...]

Notes from the AMIA Conference

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

The conference seems a little bigger this year – about 600 people are here. This morning, Jane Johnson offered an update on MIC, a project to create a union catalog of moving image archive holdings. Over the last year, MIC has nearly double the number of archives it has listed, and added the ability to [...]

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting